Apache JMeter is one of the most widely used open-source performance testing tools. Using JMeter, we can test different kinds of applications ranging from HTTP/HTTPS-based applications to Database and FTP servers.
Our Apache JMeter tutorial starts with the basics of performance testing. After that, we move to its various features using which we can load test different types of applications.
Before starting with JMeter, in case you are new to performance testing, please check our detailed post on different aspects of performance testing here-
Step by Step – JMeter Tutorial
- What is JMeter? – JMeter, its features, advantages, and limitations.
- JMeter Download and Installation – JMeter setup on Windows, Linux, and Mac machines.
- Test Plan in JMeter – A logical container where we add the different load test elements.
- Different elements of a JMeter Test Plan
- Thread Group – Simulate a pool of virtual users.
- Samplers – For simulating different requests in JMeter.
- Logic Controllers – To customize the processing of sampler requests.
- Listeners – To view and analyze the load test results.
- Timers – To pause the execution of a test for a defined time.
- Assertions – To validate the sampler response received from server.
- Config Element – To modify the sampler requests made to the server.
- Pre Processors – To modify the sampler requests before its processing.
- Post Processors – To perform certain actions after the request processing.
- Performance Testing of Web Applications using JMeter
- Performance Testing of Websites – Web application performance testing using JMeter.
- Record and Playback in JMeter – Recording of a web application in JMeter.
- Parameterization in JMeter – For passing test data from external files to the script.
- Correlation in JMeter – For handling dynamic/session variables.
- Rest API Testing using JMeter – Creating a test plan for REST APIs using JMeter.
- SOAP Web Service testing using JMeter – Creating a test plan for SOAP web services.
- Database Performance testing using JMeter – Creating a test plan for databases.
- FTP Server Performance testing using JMeter – Creating a test plan for FTP servers.
Other Useful JMeter Tutorials
- JMeter Result Analysis – For understanding the attributes of the aggregate report listener.
- Distributed load testing in JMeter – Learn about distributed load testing in JMeter.
- BeanShell Scripting in JMeter – Used for scripting of complex operations.
- Handling File Upload in JMeter – File upload scenario scripting in JMeter.
- Running JUnit Tests in JMeter – Load testing of JUnit tests in JMeter.
- Open-source Performance testing tools – Some of the most widely used open-source performance testing tools.
JMeter Interview Questions
- JMeter Interview Questions – A comprehensive list of JMeter interview questions.
Kuldeep is the founder and lead author of ArtOfTesting. He is skilled in test automation, performance testing, big data, and CI-CD. He brings his decade of experience to his current role where he is dedicated to educating the QA professionals. You can connect with him on LinkedIn.
6 thoughts on “JMeter Tutorial”
Great post. Thanks for sharing this tutorial that provides in-depth knowledge about how to run performance and load testing using the Apache JMeter testing tool to test different types of applications. Also, the links are quite helpful.
Thanks a lot! Roberto.
Great tutorial. I was looking for a jmeter tutorial and your article seems comprehensive and easy to understand
You have an amazing site! I am embarrassed to say that with 15 years in performance testing, my knowledge of JMETER is poor. I am in the process of learning it and with my book and your site I have all I need to tackle this outdated, raw tool that I honestly don’t see why so many people love it. Perhaps I will warm to JMeter. Nonetheless,. Your site is well read, easy to understand with good examples. So thank you…..
Why don’t u provide a direct pdf to download
Kaldeep Rana ,you are so genius .thanks